At once point in America's history, cigarettes and other tobacco products were thought of as a safe, if mildly offensive, vice. Cigarettes were freely smoked in bars, .
When it comes to thinking about so-called "unicorn" startups – those that are valued at $1 billion or more – two countries come to mind: America and China. America, .
When you think about successful penetration into foreign markets, there are a few brands who've really just done it right. We've taken a look at a few of these models .
Forbes reports that 35 out of the world's 100 richest tech billionaires – an annual list they've compiled since 2015 – live in the Asia-Pacific region. Predictably, .
If simplicity, is, as Leonardo DaVinci said, "the ultimate sophistication," then in a world of fusion cuisines and molecular grastronomy, Yang's Braised Chicken Rice .
Calling itself "the world's most sustainable eco-city" and boasting wind and solar power technologies – including the world's first floating offshore wind farm – that .
As the home market in China for ride-hailing apps plateaus and stabilizes, entrepreneurs are looking at the dashboard of global expansion for new opportunities. Just .
Sweet Success: An Interview With Former Pinkberry Global Development VP Ryan Patel - A GetGlobal 2017 Expert Speaker
As Director of Global Real Estate & Business Development at Pinkberry, Ryan Patel took the popular frozen yogurt chain to countries around the globe, expanding from .
It seems like an unlikely premise – a man attempts to win back his wife after she refuses to live in a house without a toilet – but it's also the basis of "Toilet: Ek .
A frequent criticism of Millennials is that they're glued to their phones, paying too much attention to social media and seeking constant validation in the form of .
A plan by McDonald's to open 2000 new stores throughout mainland China by 2022 may just be the biggest mac attack of them all. According to The Street, the deal comes .
As threats of nuclear war between North Korea and the United States continue to escalate, so have sales of bomb shelters in Japan. On Tuesday, the Japanese Defense .
With over a billion users sending 55 billion messages – which include 1 billion videos and 4.5 billion pictures – WhatsApp is now the most popular messaging app on .
Following last month's release of a document outlining American NAFTA negotiation goals by United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Mexico has revealed a .
As cyberattacks increase around the world, Japan's Ministry of Defense plans to expand its Cyber Defense Unit (CDU) by increasing its numbers from an estimated 110 to .
ECommerce has been called "the great equalizer" and with good reason: nearly 3 billion people have access to the internet, with another 3 to 4 billion expected to be .
If the rumors are true, Chinese titan Alibaba Group may be preparing to invest $500 million in Indonesia's largest online retailer, PT Tokopedia. According to .
At first glance, it seems like an unlikely relationship: a country where roughly a third of its citizens are vegetarians courted by an American company selling .
As defense spending decreases in the U.S. and elsewhere following force reductions in Iraq and Afghanistan, defense contractors – who have been largely reliant on .
With Saudi Arabia making strides to diversify its economy as part of its Vision 2030 bid to become an "epicenter of trade and the gateway to the world," other .
When Blue Bottle Coffee – a café chain started in Oakland, California – opened its first two stores in Tokyo in 2015, the consumer response was tremendous. Business .
France made headlines this July after announcing that it would ban the sale of diesel and gasoline powered vehicles by 2040. The move comes as part of France's .
As Internet penetration increases around the world, so do the risks involved with global connectivity. The inherent fragility of online ecosystems was made abundantly .
2016 was a massive year for video games: Superdata Research reports that the market was $91 billion worldwide, with $41 billion spent on mobile gaming alone. .
With thousands fighting for influence in the hyper-competitive online retail universe, mobile commerce is seeing a huge surge in worldwide growth. Statista forecasts .
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visits to the United States and Israel have brought attention to the country's new, simplified Goods and Services Tax .
Charlemagne once said that “to have another language is to possess a second soul.” There are some feelings, some sentiments, some experiences, and some institutions .
Canada is home to some of the world's most successful startups. Among others, Canada can count KIK messaging, Slack, Shopify, Hootsuite, and Thalmic Labs – creator of .
The Japanese word for hangover – futsukayoi – gives some indication of just how much they drink. It translates as "two days drunk," but as the Japanese drinking blog .
As President Donald J. Trump prepares to meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto at the G20 Summit in Hamburg this week, it seems unlikely that the already .
Over a million and a half people throughout the central Indian State of Madhya Pradesh shattered a world record on Sunday by planting 66,750,000 tree saplings .
For over 13 years China has consumed nearly a quarter of the world's beer. In 2015, the Chinese consumed an estimated 43,266 kiloliters – over 11 million gallons – of .
San Diego State University assistant professor Aaron C. Elkins has developed a new type of airport kiosk that can help authorities find travelers who are lying, .
The 2017 Glastonbury festival wrapped up on Sunday as a record-breaking success for the BBC, which has sole broadcasting rights to the five-day music event near .
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos took to Twitter yesterday to express confidence in the company's growing relationship with India after a meeting with Indian Prime Minister .
Alibaba founder and billionaire Jack Ma spoke with CNBC at the Gateway '17 Conference in Detroit and he had some interesting – and alarming – predictions for the next .
This morning brought news of a sudden change of power in Saudi Arabia, but it also brought the Kingdom's economic future into clearer focus. King Salman upended .
Over the last decade, the most popular mobile apps in China have been for messaging, web browsing, and video: a testament to practicality and connectedness. WeChat – .
You’ve had your own company, ReadWrite, go global, and watch other companies do the same, so you’re well positioned to talk about how companies expand in foreign .
What are you seeing in the international payroll space in 2017? You’re really looking at a change in market practice. Payroll has always been a fairly decentralized .
How would you characterize the last year in terms of opportunity and risk for healthcare? It’s been an interesting year for companies in the healthcare space .
A lot has happened over the last year in terms of elections and the trade landscape. What should matter most to movie studios and the global content industry in .
“The ASEAN region has seven “unicorn startups” What do you see as the biggest opportunities and biggest risks in 2017 for U.S. businesses in the Association of .
How has Dubai and the broader United Arab Emirates fared over the past year? Let’s be honest with ourselves - 2016 was a difficult year not only for Dubai and the .
There’s a perception that the international environment is more hostile and unpredictable than in the past, but the opposite may actually be true. What is your .
“We’ve seen much stronger repression of civil society movements and the media.” 2016 was a huge year for the United States in many places in the world. What was .
It’s been an interesting year for US-Mexico relations. The election pulled out a lot of questions for the Mexican side, and a lot of questions for the American side, .
How would you characterize the global energy landscape after the oil price crash several years ago? The landscape is dramatically different in comparison to where it .
How do you think India has fared economically over the last year? India has fared reasonably well. Not as well as it should be doing, but GDP has grown about 7 .
What do you see as the greatest opportunities and risks for trade in 2017 during this period of change and uncertainty in the US? There has been a lot of discussion .
“People around the world look to Canada as a leader in terms of diversity and acceptance” How did you see 2016 for Canada’s economy and business environment? Stephen .
Tell us about what you learned from the data Gallup released about the Trump transition just before the inauguration. It’s been quite different from most of the data .
What do you see as the biggest opportunities for companies interested in ASEAN in 2017? With the US potentially withdrawing from global engagements, particularly .
You cover the entire world, covering clients wherever they may be, and that puts you in a unique position to understand what companies are facing in real time. I’m .
What do you see as the biggest opportunities and biggest risks in 2017 for US businesses in Europe? 2017 is a crucial year for Europe, there are a number of important .
GetGlobal Conference 2016 – Dara Maleki With over 25 locations, Dara’s Maleki, founder and CEO of The Pizza Press, is already looking globally – specifically, .
It has long been understood that countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bloc provide some of the best infrastructure investment opportunities .
India is one of the most promising yet one of the most vexing emerging markets for a multinational company today. For over a decade, multinationals have been talking .
With a strong and modern infrastructure, and a focus on attracting new investment, Taiwan is a promising foreign market for U.S. business expansion. Here are a few .
Modi's "Make in India" is Making Strides The Indian government frequently sends contradictory signals to foreign investors with its policy decisions, but its recent .
Who Are You? (Who, Who?) Who are you as a company? What do you bring to the equation in terms of corporate social responsibility? This is something you’ll want to .
As more U.S. businesses and those from other countries seek expansion into foreign markets, intellectual property rights are a key concern. How do other countries .
In addressing the US-India Business Council and Congress in D.C. this week, India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, touted his economic reforms designed to promote .